Perry Sommers is an entrepreneurial executive.

Perry Sommers

Overview and Skillset

He has experience with jewelry, hard goods, novelty, and leather goods, manufacturing experience across four continents and is seeking a sourcing/production/product management role in accessories to leverage the following areas of expertise:

  • Strategic Sourcing
  • New Country Sourcing and Supplier Development
  • Product Costing and Price Negotiation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Capacity Management and Planning
  • Commodity Management Implementation
  • Material and Social Compliance (CSR)
  • Product Packaging Development
  • New Category Division Creation
  • Accessories Design and Merchandising
  • Technical Design
  • Jewelry, Hard Goods, and Leather Goods Technical Knowledge
  • Process Flow Creation and Production Timeline

Business Experience


Coach, Inc.

New York, NY

  • Started as handbag/small leather production contractor; rose to manager of jewelry and key fob production and costing, overseeing seven unique businesses within Coach
  • Received in “In The Bag” Award for exceptional work performance

Trebbianno LLC dba Showroom 35

New York, NY

  • Jewelry product director for all nine jewelry product lines—Cole Haan, Vince Camuto, Vince Camuto Signature, Louise et Cie, Botkier, BCBGeneration, Jessica Simpson, Nicole Miller New York, and Nicole by Nicole Miller
  • Led a team of eleven employees based in New York, NY, ShenZhen, China, and Qingdao, China

Eddie Borgo

New York, NY

  • As director of product development and direction, led team of two in New York and ShenZhen, China
  • Expanded sourcing capabilities beyond China to India, VietNam, and Thailand and created quality control team in China

Camuto Group

New York, NY

  • Launched brand new jewelry division at Camuto Group. Established a factory base for jewelry across five countries and instituted all best practices for jewelry product development and production for the new division.
  • Relaunched Vince Camuto jewelry brand for Fall 2017 and Sole Society jewelry brand for Fall 2018; met or exceeded company profitability and margin targets each year

Professional Development

Sept. 2011 – Dec. 2020

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) – School of Continuing Studies

New York, NY

Completed courses in the following areas of study:

  • Negotiation Skills
  • Effective Managing for Product Developers
  • Finance
  • Global Security and Social Compliance
  • Costing
  • Money Management and Accounting
  • Sustainable Raw Material Sourcing
  • Branding
  • Adobe Illustrator (Level 1 + Jewelry Technical Design)

Intertek Testing Services (Hong Kong)

New York, NY

Trained by Intertek at Hong Kong Laboratory in the following areas:

  • Testing processes and standards for jewelry, textiles, and leather.
  • Current and future testing requirements for the United States, Europe, and China.


Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

Graduate Pearls Diploma,
New York, NY
October 2011 — January 2012

McGill University

Master of Music - Opera Performance,
Montréal, Québec, Canada
August 1998 — May 2002

University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Music - Voice Performance,
September 2002 — April 2005

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